Experience: Currently working as Sr. Scientist & Head, Enviro Remediation and Research Laboratory (ERRL), Mumbai since 2016. Worked as an environment scientist for 7 years in UK based MNC, Intertek and Completed several projects for international and national clients like including ie.Cairn Energy, Infosys, L&T, SHELL, GE, Vodafone, Thane Municipal Corporation, Indian Oil, Tata chemicals. Expertise in Plastic biodegradation research and analysis as per ISO 17088, ASTM D 5511 and D 6400 for more than 15 clients such as 3M, Uflex, Plastic Waste Solutions, Australia , Cisco Shrilanka, Dino, PT TRIAS SENTOSA, Indonesia, Polynet and Polyplex.
Qualification: Ph. D. in 2009, Life Sciences (Environmental biotechnology), Department of Life Sciences, Kalina, University of Mumbai. Credits: Research papers published in international and national journals of repute with more than 400 citations. Research paper published under Technology Innovation News Survey (March 1-15, 2009) Sponsored by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. United States Environmental Protection Agency. 3 patents (filed) Member of New York Academy of Young Scientists, USA; BioVision.Nxt 2007 Fellow (France). Selected as one out of 5 Indian students to participate in International Conference on “BioVision.Nxt 2007 and 2009” as ‘Class of 2007 Fellow’ 9-15 March 2007, Lyon, France; Participated in NASA poop challenge and member of HeroX. Technically guided Ph.D. and M. Phil. students in environmental Biotechnology and Environmental Nanotechnology related projects. Visiting faculty at Dept. of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai (2015-2016).
Area of Research: Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Nanotechnology, Plastic biodegradation, Plastic recycling, Oily sludge bio-remediation, Phytoremediation, Solid waste management, Composting, EIA